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Scutigera: house centipede
-as you go down the body, legs get longer, shorter, longer, and shorter again
-this is an adaptation to not trip over itself while running
-locomotion by waves
-legs move in metachronal stepping waves
Sidewinder
-The body goes right then back to the middle then to the left and then back again to the
middle.
-Lift part of its body off the substrate (land)
-What would happen when a crotaline snake that tried to employ sidewinding in water?
-unlike on land, its body will have to always be on the substrate
Fish swimming
- body waves moving retrograde
-yaw: head moving side to side. From lateral force
-the amount of thrust increases as you go towards the rear
Back to the snake
-Study performed:
-on frictionless are the snakes body makes a lot of waves but makes no progress
- when pegs are put down, they can move
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As you go down the body, legs get longer, shorter, longer, and shorter again. This is an adaptation to not trip over itself while running. The body goes right then back to the middle then to the left and then back again to the middle. Lift part of its body off the substrate (land) Unlike on land, its body will have to always be on the substrate. The amount of thrust increases as you go towards the rear. On frictionless are the snakes body makes a lot of waves but makes no progress. When pegs are put down, they can move www. notesolution. com. Where it contracts it pushes and makes it fluid allocating it to raise its feet above the fluid. Flea hairs all are moved the same way. The side to side body flattening allows it to maneuver through densely packed hairs. Locks and tightens its body with a latch.

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